Meet Boise ID Dentist Office Staff

Dental Hygienists



I have had the pleasure of working with the doctors and staff at LIFESmiles for more than 15 years. I enjoy my career as a hygienist and love helping people improve their overall health through oral wellness. Outside the office I enjoy any activity that includes being in the great outdoors. I love riding my horse or dirt biking in the mountains or desert. I also enjoy hunting, golfing, camping, and quilting. The only thing better than recreating in the outdoors is spending time with family, especially my 4 energetic grandkids!



Elaine was raised here in Idaho and has lived in Boise since 1996. She started her dental career in 1997, first as a certified dental assistant for 6 years, and now as a registered dental hygienist. She enjoys educating her patients on their oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment leads to better overall health. She also enjoys helping her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visits. Elaine loves spending time with her husband and their 6 kids, including their 2 recently added daughters-in-law. Some of her favorite hobbies include watercolor painting, quilting, hiking, biking, and travel.



Ralynne has loved working with the amazing doctors and staff at LIFESmiles for the past 10 years. She enjoys helping patients achieve better overall health. She has 3 sons, 1 daughter and 3 granddaughters. When she is not in the office you can find her in the rodeo area, team roping and riding with her daughter. She also enjoys water skiing, camping, four-wheeling, dancing, and going to concerts.


I’m so grateful and honored be a part of the incredible team at LIFESmiles. I love the time and opportunity I have with patients to help them improve their oral wellness, which, in turn improves their overall health. I enjoy patient interactions and helping patients overcome any fears or concerns they have with dental care. Being thorough, but gentle is my goal with each and every patient in the chair. I love spending time with my family and currently have my hands full with my baby girl. I have a golden doodle who is my dog child and goes just about everywhere with me. Yoga, horseback riding, skiing, hiking, painting and walks in the park with my family are some of my favorite activities.

Dental Assistants


I have worked in the dental field for many years and feel very fortunate to be working with Dr. Garpetti, Dr. Hyder and the staff in our office. I love the fact that this office is very up to date in technology and that our patients feel so at home and comfortable with us. When I am not at work I love to be outdoors camping with family. I also enjoy sewing and knitting.



I have been an assistant at LIFESmiles for a year now; I enjoy being hands on with procedures and helping patients feel comfortable! I was originally born in Boise but graduated dental assistant school in California. I had my first baby this year, who is a fun and active little boy. While not working I have my hands full with my little one, enjoying the little stages with him and most of my time is taken by his cuddles! I enjoy spending time outside by lakes and watching sunsets!

Front Office Staff


Holly, Office Manager

Holly has been a part of LIFESmiles Dental for over 20 years, both as a Dental Assistant and managing the practice. She loves seeing the smiles on patients’ faces when we are able to achieve their dental goals. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, organizing and cuddling her dog Roscoe. Holly is an Idaho girl and likes to spend as much time as possible in the mountains with her husband and daughter.


Amanda, Scheduling Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of being able to work with this amazing group of humans since November 2017. I positively love the role I play on our team, by striving to make each and every one of our patients feel welcome and at home while they are here. I grew up in Maine, and moved to Idaho in 2003- I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. While I’m not chatting with you about scheduling your appointments, you can find me fishing and adventuring in the mountains, as well as playing and watching baseball with my son.